Mallory-Weiss Syndrome Medication

Updated: Jun 27, 2016
  • Author: Carmen Cuffari, MD; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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Medication

Medication Summary

Vasopressin administered systemically may control cases of severe bleeding in patients with Mallory-Weiss syndrome.

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Vasoconstrictors

Class Summary

These agents are used to decrease blood flow in the distal esophagus.

Vasopressin (Pitressin)

DOC when attempting to systemically control esophageal bleeding from a Mallory-Weiss tear. Titrate dosage to produce desired clinical effect.

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